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"Bow and arrow" type attack leaves three dead at Wyoming college, police say

Students and faculty mingle outside of the police line on the Casper College campus as police investigate a homicide in the Wold Physical Science Center on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in Casper, Wyo. At least one person was killed and another was wounded Friday in the attack at Casper College, a community college in central Wyoming. It happened around 9 a.m., said school spokesman Rich Fujita. Dan Cepeda,AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune

Students and faculty mingle outside on the Casper College campus as police investigate a homicide in the Wold Physical Science Center on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in Casper, Wyo.
Dan Cepeda, AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune

(CBS/AP) CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A Casper College official says three people are dead, including one faculty member, in what city officials say were attacks with a "sharp edged weapon" at Casper College and in a Casper neighborhood this morning, the Casper Star Tribune reported.

Pictures: Wyoming college attack leaves 3 dead

President Walt Nolte and city officials say a non-student suspect killed a faculty member in a classroom on the third floor of the Wold Physical Science Center and another victim elsewhere in Casper, and then committed suicide.

According to the Star Tribune, Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh said two were dead at the science center and another at a different location in Casper, but that location wasn't identified. Walsh said no suspects are at large and no one else was injured.

According to NBC affiliate KCWY, police said the weapon used in the attack appeared to be a "bow and arrow type."

Casper College is a two-year community college in Wyoming's second-largest city. Casper, population 56,000, is about 250 miles northwest of Denver.

  • Casey Glynn

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